College Sports

Arizona State forward Eric Jacobsen, left, fouls Utah guard Kenneth Ogbe during the second half in an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 83-41. (AP photo/Rick Bowmer)

Pac-12 has several teams on NCAA bubble

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Pac-12’s NCAA tournament bubble is beginning to pulsate. No. 7 Arizona and No. 13 Utah are virtual locks to make the bracket, at this point fighting for higher seeds. After that, the Pac-12 has three teams that could have a good shot with a strong finish and two others that will really need to make some noise at the … 0

Rathan-Mayes turns in memorable scoring outburst

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Now Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes’ name can be etched into sports lore alongside the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and “Pistol” Pete Maravich. They’re on a short list of players to get into such an offensive “zone” that their performances led to memorable scoring outbursts. Rathan-Mayes, a little-known freshman guard from … 0

Bembry, St. Joseph’s drill UMass

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AMHERST — DeAndre Bembry was a one-man gang when his Saint Joseph’s basketball team defeated UMass in January in Philadelphia. In Wednesday night’s rematch at the Mullins Center, Bembry was once again by far the game’s best player, but he had vital help from several other quarters, and that help was all the Hawks needed to complete the regular-season sweep of the Minutemen. … 0

Bulletin Board: Conference salutes Valley for big week with Owls

Monday, February 9, 2015

Jill Valley of Orange earned a spot on the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Honor Roll in women’s basketball for her performances this past week. Valley averaged 15.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in a pair of wins for Westfield State University. A sophomore guard, Valley poured … 0

North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach. Yes, the retired Hall of Famer left North Carolina as the winningest coach in men’s history after capturing two national titles along with the 1976 Olympic gold medal and … 0

Top-ranked South Carolina battles No. 2 UConn tonight

Sunday, February 8, 2015

STORRS, Conn. — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley and UConn’s Geno Auriemma are quick to point out that tonight’s game between the top two programs in women’s basketball won’t decide the national championship. But a win would validate the Gamecock’s No. 1 ranking, and a loss would put … 0

UM optimistic about football recruits

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Not many coaches leave signing day excited about players they didn’t get. UMass coach Mark Whipple said Southeastern Conference schools swooped in and snared a “couple of kids” the Minutemen had hoped to sign shortly before signing day. While Whipple was disappointed not to get those players, he … 0

Minutemen outlast Rams, 78-72

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

BRONX, N.Y. — In front of a cadre of family and friends not far from his Mount Vernon, N.Y., home, Jabarie Hinds had his best game at UMass. In almost every game this season, the junior guard has had a mini-surge producing a few baskets in a short … 0

Bulletin Board: UMass lax moves opener

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The UMass men’s lacrosse team’s season-opener against Army on Saturday has been moved to Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium at 1 p.m. Damage to Garber Field’s playing surface following the recent winter storm necessitated the move. All fans are asked to park and enter the stadium from the … 0

UMass wins road thriller at St Louis

Sunday, February 1, 2015

ST. LOUIS — Since Saint Louis joined the Atlantic 10 in 2005, all five UMass men’s-basketball trips to that Gateway to the West have ended in disappointment. Most games between the Minutemen and Billikens in any location have been close but frustrating for UMass, which lost at the … 0

UM AD leaves for UCSB post

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst athletic department is looking for a new leader to guide it through an important time. The University of California-Santa Barbara announced Thursday that it has hired UMass athletic director John F. McCutcheon to fill the same post. UMass will begin an … 0

UM beats Dayton in crowd-pleaser

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — Offensive production has proved a taffy pull on many nights for UMass this season, but the Minutemen found just enough Thursday night to post their best victory to date. Trey Davis made four free throws in … 0

Seattle Minuteman forward a Broncos fan

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AMHERST — Seth Berger is not a Seahawks fan. Yes the sophomore forward on the UMass men’s basketball team is a football fan and yes he’s from Seattle. But he isn’t part of the 12th man and doesn’t root for the Legion of Boom. In fact he cheers … 0